March 22, 2012

Spirit Airlines Starts Dallas/Fort Worth--Boston and Dallas/Fort Worth--Phoenix/Mesa Service

$28.79 Fares (each way based on roundtrip purchase)* Available at Spirit.com

Based on $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees*

MIRAMAR, Fla., March 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) today started daily non-stop service between Boston Logan International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and daily non-stop service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with continuing service to Fort Lauderdale.

To celebrate, Spirit is offering $28.79 fares, which is a $9.00 base fare plus taxes and fees,* from Dallas/Fort Worth to Boston and Phoenix-Mesa (each way based on roundtrip purchase) available today and tomorrow at www.spirit.com.

"We're all about giving customers the opportunity to save money on air travel and today travelers from throughout Dallas/Fort Worth, Boston and Phoenix have the opportunity to take advantage of our ultra low fares to even more destinations," said Spirit's Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle.

"Spirit's launch of flights from DFW to Boston Logan and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport means more good news for our passengers in the form of more choices and great fares," said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. "We're glad to see Spirit Airlines continue to expand at DFW, because that shows its strong commitment to the Dallas/Fort Worth community."

"We are extremely pleased that Spirit Airlines has started seasonal daily service from Logan International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport," said Massport Director of Aviation Edward C. Freni. "Since beginning service in summer 2006, Spirit has continued to grow its successful niche in Boston and we welcome their continued success and competitive fares for our customers."

"I want to thank Spirit Airlines for recognizing the opportunity to bring daily service from Gateway to Dallas/Fort Worth," Gilbert Mayor and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board Chairman John Lewis, said. "I know the people of this region appreciate the nonstop, low-cost flights and will support the service. The continuing route to Fort Lauderdale will also be quite popular with Valley residents."

"Just last month we celebrated Spirit's first flight into Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport from Las Vegas," Mayor Scott Smith said. "I am happy to see Dallas/Fort Worth as the next great destination for travelers. And to those heading our way, welcome to Mesa."

Schedule for Spirit's Boston (BOS) — Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) service March 22, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
From Boston to Dallas/Fort Worth 6:20 am 9:25 am 857* 0 Daily
  11:30 am 2:35 pm 857** 0 Daily
From Dallas/Fort Worth to Boston 1:10 am 5:40 am 254 0 Daily

*Effective 3/22/12 — 5/2/12 only

**Effective 5/3/12


Schedule for Spirit's Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) — Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) service effective March 22, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
From Phoenix/Mesa to Dallas/Fort Worth 12:45 am 5:00 am 972* 0 Daily
From Dallas/Fort Worth to Phoenix/Mesa 11:00 pm 11:15 pm 971 0 Daily

*Effective 3/23/12

Schedule for Spirit's Phoenix/Mesa (AZA) — Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective March 22, 2012:

  Depart Arrive Flight # Stops Frequency
From Phoenix/Mesa to Fort Lauderdale 12:45 am 9:35 am 972* 1 Daily
From Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix/Mesa 8:10 pm 11:15 pm 971 1 Daily

*Effective 3/23/12

Fares from $28.79* (each way, including taxes and fees, and based on roundtrip purchase):

  Each Way,
including taxes
and fees
Applicable Dates
DFW — Phoenix/Mesa $28.79
($9 base fare)
24-Mar-12, 26-Mar-12, 27-Mar-12, 31-Mar-12, 04-Apr-12, 07-Apr-12
Phoenix/Mesa — DFW $28.79
($9 base fare)
29-Mar-12, 30-Mar-12, 01-Apr-12, 07-Apr-12, 08-Apr-12, 10-Apr-12
DFW — Boston $28.79
($9 base fare)
07-Apr-12, 24-Apr-12, 25-Apr-12, 27-Apr-12, 02-May-12, 08-May-12
Boston — DFW $28.79
($9 base fare)
07-Apr-12, 25-Apr-12, 28-Apr-12, 01-May-12, 02-May-12, 07-May-12


About Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value. This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while creating new jobs. Spirit's modern fleet, configuration and other innovations enable Spirit to burn less fuel per seat than competitors, making Spirit one of the most environmentally-friendly U.S. carriers. Spirit's all-Airbus fleet currently operates more than 190 daily flights to over 45 destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean. Visit Spirit at www.spirit.com.

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*Individual travel-date specific fares must be booked on spirit.com by 11:59PM EST on March 23, 2012 for travel on the dates as specified by individual market and by market direction. Fares are based each way on roundtrip purchase and roundtrip travel is required, but these fares may be combined with other valid and applicable Spirit Airlines fares on other dates of travel. Lower fares generally available at the airport and are subject to availability. To become a member of Spirit Airlines $9 Fare Club, click here for membership details and Terms and Conditions. Not all markets are operated on a daily basis during the travel period, or necessarily for the entire travel period -- please see www.spirit.com for details.

Air Travel within the United States

Quoted fare includes the base fare plus any applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges. The following taxes and fees apply to your domestic air travel:

  • The $28.79 introductory fare is only available for nonstop flights.
  • September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $10 per roundtrip.
  • Domestic Segment Tax: A segment tax of $3.80 per U.S. domestic flight segment (a flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing).
  • Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $18 per round trip per customer in local airport charges.
  • Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $16.99 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. A lower fee of $8.99 may apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.
  • Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee: Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee of $2.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. No fee will apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.

International Air Travel (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

Quoted fare includes the base fare plus any applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges. The following taxes and fees apply to your international air travel:

  • September 11th Security Fee: A September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 applies per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport up to $10 per roundtrip.
  • APHIS User Fee of up to $5.00 per traveling customer upon arrival to the U.S.
  • Immigration User Fee of up to $7.00 per traveling customer upon arrival to the U.S.
  • Customs User Fee of up to $5.50 per traveling customer upon arrival to the U.S.
  • Passenger Facility Charges (PFC): Up to $9.00 each way per traveling customer.
  • International arrival/departure tax of $16.70 for each arrival and departure to and from the U.S.
  • Passenger Usage Fee: Passenger Usage Fee of $16.99 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most international reservations excluding bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations as well as flights originating in or departing from airports in Colombia or Panama. A lower fee of $8.99 may apply to certain discount fares.
  • Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee: Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations Fee of $2.00 per one way travel per traveling customer applies to most reservations. No fee will apply to certain discount fares. No fee applies to bookings completed at Spirit Airlines' airport locations.
  • Non-U.S. government taxes and fees of up to 19% of total fare.

All Air Travel

  • Most fares include Fuel Pass Through; however, certain fares exclude Fuel Pass Through, including itineraries originating in Colombia where there is a mandated fuel surcharge that differs from the Fuel Pass Through.
  • All fares are subject to change until purchased.
  • All reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable except that refunds are allowed for reservations made 7 days or more prior to departure and provided that a refund request is made within 24 hours of initial reservation. Changes or cancellations made to itineraries will be subject to change fees, any fare differential, any differences in government taxes and fees and, with the exception of fees for carry-on bags and first and second checked-in bags, any difference in carrier's ancillary charges.
  • For a complete list of rules and regulations please refer to Spirit Airlines' Contract of Carriage.

Packages/Car Rentals

Rates include flight and hotel taxes and fees. Car rental rates do not include taxes, airport fees, insurance, options, underage driver charges (if applicable) or fuel costs, all of which must be paid directly to the rental car company and are subject to change by each individual State and/or location.

Other Fees

Additional baggage fees, change fees, and advance seat assignment fees may apply.

CONTACT: Media Contacts:

         Misty Pinson

         Director, Corporate Communications

         misty.pinson@spirit.com

         954-628-4827/cell 954-918-9432

         

         Manuel Jaquez

         Senior Manager Commercial - Latin America

         manuel.jaquez@spirit.com

         954-628-4898


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